Poor Boy Cerakote operation
So, before you say anything, yes I realize there are better, sweeter neater and generally much classier operations.... :embarassed:
But Poor folk got Poor ways.
So for my needs (at this time) a small oven to bake off the washed and prepped parts and then to cure the sprayed parts. After many visits to YouTube (What a WONDERFUL place for any body who want to know how to do anything!) I narrowed my field to about 20 different possibilities for (mostly) home built ovens. I went to Craigslist Houston and the very first thing that showed when I typed in Lockers in the general for sale area was this gun cabinet (photo attached). $40.00 American - I drove across town and bought it. The guy was having a garage sale and I ended up with an additional 10 bucks worth of tools I may actually use someday....
Today I visited the local Goodwill store and found a toaster oven $10.00 plus tax. Removed the door and trays and I "hope" to just place the little oven inside the locker and fasten it to the rear wall with a screw to hold it steady.
The oven has a convection feature which means it will have some circulation inside the locker. Hopefully enough to prevent hotspot areas and to get an even cure of the product.
I sure use Hope and Hopefully a lot......
Will the oven controls hold up being inside the locker when heated to 300 F? Hopefully. :proud:
Tomorrow WW Grainger for the (dreaded and dreadful) foil backed rockwool for an outside wrap and some foil tape.
Then, If the little oven can't cut the mustard I will add a stand alone heating element with thermostatic control from WalMart. Another 50.00 bucks.
I can see a trip or two to Harbor Freight in the near future for a compressor, sand blast box and a cheesy spray gun.